Review : Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Review : Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan Pages : 528 Genre : Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 5/5 About the Book  : For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. As three generations of women arrive at the family’s beach house, each brings her own hopes and fears. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her...

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Review : Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Review : Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols Pages : 325 Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who...

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Review : My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review : My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Pages : 394 Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the...

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Review : Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik

Review : Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik

Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik Pages : 336 Genre : Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly—a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession—but memory and instinct won’t allow Nica’s older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at...

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Review : Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Review : Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum Pages : 324 Genre : Literary Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband Bruno and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or...

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Review : Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Review : Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Pages : 328 Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever...

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Review : Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Review : Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan Pages : 336 Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue — the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged...

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Review : The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Review : The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith Pages : 352 Genre : Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Your mother…she’s not well, his father tells him. She’s been imagining things – terrible, terrible...

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